Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Seattle Sunrise
This morning, my camera and I snuck over to the west side of my office shortly after sunrise. The view of Elliott Bay from that side of the building is superb. Two Crowley tugs off Alki are in the foreground, the southern end of Bainbridge and the Kitsap peninsula beyond that. And of course, in the distance, the Olympics. I love Seattle.Posted by Picasa
Happy Halloween!
Well-decorated living room window in my neighbor-hood. Posted by Picasa
Keep Your Eye On The Birdie...
This little guy was outside the grocery store this afternoon. He caught my eye while I was putting my groceries in my backpack for the walk home. Not only did he not fly away after my shutter clicked the first time, he even moved closer to me!

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

I Love the 70's (More from the Thrift Store)

A harvest gold washing machine next to an avocado green dryer. Does it get more 70's than that?

When I saw this box at the thrift store, I couldn't believe it. This was a big game when we were little. It was played at Grandma's house, in her basement, mostly on Christmas Eve and ALWAYS with my cousins. It's the only thing I'm regretting NOT buying yesterday. I decided not to because they didn't have the original polka dotted bean bags, but now that I think about it, it would be an excellent game to play on our back deck in the summer. (Even with the substitute homemade denim bean bags that were in the box.)

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More Thrift Store Design

Quite pleasant graphics.

Remember the whole "Spanish" arm of 70s decor? This console had it in spades.

This was a cool looking old waffle iron.

And this: Why? Why? Why?
I found myself asking that question a lot yesterday. Not why would someone get rid of this, but WHY would anyone ever think this should be made in the first place? Kittens on a clock? No thanks. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Grate on sidewalk: Stewart Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues.

Reflection of trees and leaves off 4th and Blanchard Building: 4th Avenue side. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I Love Leaves
Nature rules! This is a time of year where I am constantly amazed by the colors I see. The intensity and variety of color is unbelievable. It's a good thing I don't drive, because I wouldn't be able to keep my eyes on the road...I'm too busy looking at leaves.

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Juliet's Latest Projects:

New missing tooth:

Cyclops Art: Posted by Picasa
How High?
To kill time while waiting to be seated for dinner at the Santa Fe tonight, we headed over to the playground outside of Woodland Park Zoo. Uncle Cheese and Jules played on the swings, while Mike and I looked on from a nearby bench...congratulating ourselves on what fine children we have raised and how well they play together...
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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Ferry in Fog
This first picture is a ferry passing the marker at Alki Point last Saturday morning. (If you double-click on the picture, you can enlarge it, and maybe if you squint at it long enough you'll be able to make it out.)

This is looking down the beach toward the city. (You can't see the city, but you can barely make out the Alki Point marker in the upper left of the picture.) Posted by Picasa
Just Dew It
Here are some more damp shots from last Saturday morning's fog filled walk.

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Crow Patrol
Making Alki Beach safe for democracy? (Not really...they're just trying to beat the seagulls to the good stuff.)
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The Heron Chronicles
Last Saturday morning, I went for a walk along the very foggy beach. This heron caught my eye. I think the poor thing thought I was stalking him, but really, he kept flying in the direction I was walking anyway...so maybe he was just after the publicity.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Juliet + Bob
Juliet is sporting a new 'do. I really like it. (Short and sassy.) Posted by Picasa